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"Come to the Dark Side" IBIPA First Pour pic

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I actually did this ummm a couple weeks ago after about 11 days in the bottle. It was my "trub" or "tester" bottle.

Shitty iPhone pic but it gets the point accross lol.

Looks like an Imperial Russian Stout and tastes like one only with insane amount of spicey citrusy hops. Cheers! Beer_Porn_010.JPG

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Bottoms up! Oh, and the head and lacing in this beer is ridiculous. The head lasts the whole way down and does NOT dissipate at all. Rings of lacing all the way down too. Beer_Porn_011.JPG

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Sexy!!! Nice shirt too!! Been thinking of trying out a dark IPA myself. They sound very intriguing.

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Good looking beer, awesome shirt! I did a brown ale with Magnum for 60 min, simcoe for 15 min, citra at flame out, and then dry hopped with simcoe. It is chocolaty and nutty with a pine-like citrusy finish and seriously may be one of the best beers I have ever drank. I think dark beers and hops are great together! Congratulations Dave! How is being preggo going?

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dpip75 wrote:

Congratulations Dave! How is being preggo going?


The name's Doug ;)
The wife is doing good thanks for asking. Only 8 more weeks left :woohoo:

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wtg, doug.

Gary

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Thanks for the link I am going to give this a brew Now the question be.... 2.5 or 5 gallon batch :gulp:

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No problem. My experience, do a 2.5 gallon batch first to see if you like it. I did a 5 gallon batch of a brew that I thought I would like, but it didn't turn out like it should have. It's drinkable, but not my favorite. Use your MB setup to figure out your favorite recipes, and then do the 5 gallon when you know you like/love it!

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bigd wrote:

dpip75 wrote:

Congratulations Dave! How is being preggo going?


The name's Doug ;)
The wife is doing good thanks for asking. Only 8 more weeks left :woohoo:

DUH!!! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: My bad bud! I know your name is doug. I sincerely apologize. Too much partying in the past does that. I call my kids the wrong name all the time. :laugh: Glad to hear everything is good. The best day of your life is right around the corner. :chug:

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My experience, do a 2.5 gallon batch first to see if you like it. I did a 5 gallon batch of a brew that I thought I would like, but it didn't turn out like it should have. It's drinkable, but not my favorite. Use your MB setup to figure out your favorite recipes, and then do the 5 gallon when you know you like/love it!

That is what I generally do. I had a MR B sized batch of an IPA/Stout cross that was way too bitter. Made up a 3 gal wort no hops mixed the 2 together refermented and WOW what a great beer

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Hey bigd, I thought about your beer last night. I was watching an episode of Brewing TV (found on Northern Brewer's web page - some great videos, BTW) and Episode 10 was all about Black IPA/Cascadian Dark Ale and how the style was created and the debate over what to call it. Fascinating stuff!

I hope all is well as you head into the final weeks before your son's arrival. Keep us posted when the bundle-o-joy arrives!

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It looks great, but you didn't tell us how you like it. B)

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Less than a month till the boy is born! Super excited.

And I only tried this brew twice. The first was the trub bottle and it wasn't all that great. I believe it was cuz it was super full of sediment and also very very young.

I tried it again with a couple of friends a week or so after that. I shared a bomber of it and it was MUCH better. The bottle had alot less sediment and tastes much better.

I've been waiting to drink this with friends for my birthday (which is a week from today on August 5th) and also have some to celebrate my son's birth later in August.

I hope the conditioning time melds the flavors together more. I think I went a bit heavy on the specialty grains but I'm tellin ya, the head stays forever and then some.

This one will probably age super well if I can manage to stash one away for a while.

I'll let you guys know how it is next week!

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My Imperial Stout IPA (by accident) turned out rediculously hopped up!! It tasted like hooch! I'm trying to let mine mellow out for another couple of months in hopes that the hops will mellow out. Think this one may need a few years to mellow out though!

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